Sweet Super Hornet photo in Australia

Cheers to the Royal Australian Air Force for releasing a series of lovely new photos of Boeing’s pride-and-joy, the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The aircraft apparently can’t impress the Canadians this week, but it still looks good in a photo.


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5 Responses to Sweet Super Hornet photo in Australia

  1. Steve Visscher 9 June, 2010 at 4:39 am #

    Absolutely amazing! Who needs F35s??

  2. Dave 9 June, 2010 at 12:42 pm #

    Despite what was said publicly, the Canadians were pretty much always planning on sole sourcing the F-35 according to people inside their DND. The only thing they seriously looked at was which variant- for a time F-35B as considered.

    However, the question is, does Canada really need the F-35 or any other fighter for that matter? Heretically- maybe, but the question needs to be examined in a non-reactionary manner.

    Couldn’t an armed supersonic trainer like the T-50 do the air sovereignty role? What threat is Canada facing? Has the CF-18 fleet flown one single relevant combat sortie in theatre during the entire war since 2001? Why not? What good are they sitting at home doing virtually nothing? Wouldn’t attack helicopters and Reapers/BAMS/Global Hawk/P-8s be far more useful-given current requirements and to patrol the North?

  3. SMSgt Mac 9 June, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    Q: Who needs F-35s?
    A: Pilots who want to see first-shoot first and get their butts back to hearth and home, not just now, but for the next several decades.

    Suggested Journalistic Query: Ask Boeing if they’ve learned their lesson to ask Aero before they straighten a wing for ‘Producability’, and would the CF-18E/F have the long-conceptualized permanent fix for the wing-drop issue or will they continuse with their interim approach? Just Askin’

    Good Pic though!

  4. Anonymous 9 June, 2010 at 9:39 pm #


  5. ETHAN 10 June, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    thats awsome

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